10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 5th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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